Monday, March 1, 2010

You're A Doll

I'm sure you are, but that's also the theme of this week's challenge at PID.  Since I'm just beginning a Marie Antoinette collaborative art journal, the late queen has been on my mind, so I used a PID Marie image as the base of my doll.
 
The head and upper torso are from the image, but everything else was cut from various scraps, mostly past techniques.  The sleeves and lower torso came from the floor wax technique.  The poofy bottom skirt was a scrap left over from the stamping on tissue paper technique, the pink apron is the wax paper resist technique, and right below that is just a scrap of sheet music I distressed with some ink.
I had fun with the shoes....used a few "jewels" on them.  
Marie is holding a bouquet of Prima mini flowers, which cleverly hide my inability to free cut the human hand.
The gold grid over the pink apron is some German scrap that I found under a pile of crap important papers on my work table.


11 comments:

Lori said...

Oh man, this is very cool! Love how you used all those scraps! Funny about the pile of scrap, I mean, crap. lol

Elaine A said...

Whoa Eileen! Marie is just gorgeous! Her dress is just so elaborate, which was the style in her day. The more ornate the better! She is just such a beauty.

Elaine Allen

Sherri Auld said...

What a beautiful doll she is!

Shirley said...

I love this! She is a lovely compilation of your scraps!

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful, Eileen. I love the German Scrap you used across the front of Marie, and the fact that you used so many different techniques on one art piece.

Carol P

sugarbirds said...

She is perfect Eileen!!!
I LOve her alot
mine are on my blog
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/
xx Lillian

Healing Woman said...

I really like her!

Julie Ann said...

So beautiful, Eileen!!! What a great way to use scraps! I just love Marie... I bet that book is going to be FABULOUS!!!

Sandi M said...

Eileen - she is so cool! I don't know some of these techniques you mention. I'm going to have find out more about them!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Your lady is AWESOME!!!! LOVE the "netting" on the dress

Patzee said...

What a scraptacular lady! I love how you used so many scraps to create this beauty. And she's got all the bling of royalty. No wonder you are the PaperQueen!